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Adenium arabicum, Desert Rose

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 Adenium arabicum
Family: Apocynaceae
Desert Rose
Origin: Arabia and East Africa
CaudexCan be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersIrritatingDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Growing to a height of about 4-5ft, this succulent plant is a member of the same family as Plumeria. Its swollen, often twisted trunk is pale gray. The leaves are glossy and club-shaped, and the flowers, which appear almost continuously, are trumpet-shaped, and range from white and bright pink to crimson red. It exudes a highly toxic sap which in some places is used as a poison for arrows. Adenium is not generally grown in moist tropical gardens but is often seen as a decorative pot plant; it may also be used in rock gardens. It needs full sun and a well-drained potting mixture. Exotic multi-color varieties can be grafted on the same plant. See other exotic species of Adenium, photo gallery of exotic varieties and Thai Adeniums - milti-colored, multi-grafted. More info...


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